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Seven 40 Seven

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"Refreshingly Great Rock Music!!"

I recieved a copy of the self titled record from a good friend who saw one of your shows at a Southern California venue while he was on vacation. One of your singers gave him a free disk because he liked the band, which was very cool. At first I was very hesitant to listen because the quality of rock these days is seriously lacking. When I finally got around to listening it was like a breath of fresh air. It felt like Christmas had come early to NYC. This CD is the real deal Rock N Roll, and this band has the complete package great vocals, good lyrics, shreading guitars driving bass and heavy drums. The blend of musical styles was a very interesting, unique and refreshing combination. I especially enjoyed the Bauhaus cover. I will keep a look out for this band if they are ever on the east coast. I am glad to say there is something good coming out of SoCal. Keep Rockin and Rollin Seven 40 Seven.
- Reviewer: Jam @ Rock Talk Magazine

"Seven 40 Seven has landed"

by Joshua Escandon
A hard-rock indie band with pure California style!

I generally like to feature quality indie groups and offer them exposure to our more than two million readers. The record industry is so difficult to break into, and the sad part about it is that most artists signed to major labels never amount to much success. It's the few groups that do make it to stardom and financial success that support the rest of the label and its distribution system. But I believe the public as a whole enjoys great music, even if it comes from a nontraditional artist. A lot of credit goes to shows such as American Idol, which have showcased talent that couldn't have made it without their huge national platform. Certainly Taylor Hicks, Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard and Fantasia Barrino are not traditional acts that labels would have jumped to sign. The one thing they all had in common was incredible musical talent! So my effort in promoting talented independent artists is what This Month In Music has always been about, along with recommending a variety of great CDs that you might be overlooking.
The members of Seven 40 Seven have been playing together for the past few years, and they make quite an impression wherever they perform. The sound is raw, Led Zeppelin-like, hard-rock punkabilly, with two guitarists, a hard-hitting drummer and a very talented bassist. Catchy hooks weave unique and traditional rock together in pure California style. I caught up with Seven 40 Seven frontman Tino Franco for an interview.

TMIM: How did you come up with the name Seven 40 Seven?
Franco: When we were first forming out of another group, one of our previous band members was always late. So I used to page him with the code "747" so he would show up early for practice, which was at 8 p.m. The code eventually became our name. I thought it was a good choice not only for our large sound.

TMIM: How would you describe Seven 40 Seven's style?
Franco: We are definitely rooted in classic rock with a bit of punk alternative. However, we like to keep our musical landscape open and keep a true artistic form when it comes to developing songs within any style.

TMIM: I'd say your music has captured the California rock sound. Do you agree?
Franco: I would say that's pretty accurate. We all grew up out here and have similar influences, which is reflected quite a bit in our music—bands such as Led Zeppelin, definitely, and The Beatles, Jane's Addiction, Bad Company, Minor Threat and Black Flag, for sure. Echo and the Bunnymen, Reverend Horton Heat, Johnny Cash, Black Sabbath…there are so many great bands that have helped shape our sound. You get the idea, though.

TMIM: How many albums do you guys have?
Franco: We have tons of songs written and quite a few recorded sessions. We had an unofficial album called Nothing Heavy, but our first self-titled official release, Seven 40 Seven, is due out this summer.

TMIM: Who are the other members of your group and what are their roles and playing styles?
Franco: I'm the lead guitarist and share vocal lead with my brother, Danny Franco. Danny also plays rhythm guitar. There's Dar Larizadeh on some heavy-hitting drums and Rob Graver, who is a terrific bass player and backs up on vocals.

TMIM: As the lead guitar player, who is your role model?
Franco: Jimmy Page, definitely! He has a way of taking you to different places with each turn of the chord, and he was always open to different guitar-playing styles, from blues to bluegrass to heavy rock, and even classical music.

TMIM: Where can we check out some of your music and find out about future shows?
Franco: We're currently preparing for our official launch, so everything is still in development. Our website is, which, for now, will redirect you to our myspace page at until our album release in late summer.

TMIM: Thanks for your time, and we look forward to seeing you live.
Franco: Thanks! Look forward to seeing you there.

- This Month In Music / Malibu Magazine Nov 2006 issue


Nothing Heavy: 2003 12 song CD
Seven 40 Seven: 2006 Self titled 13 song CD.
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SEVEN-40-SEVEN San Fernando based band Seven 40 Seven is a hybrid super charged Hard rock band who's sound bridges the gap between Classic Rock, Punk and Rockabilly to create a truly unique sound as well as explosive live performances. The band's versatile style and sound is a mix of its vast musical influences. Seven 40 Seven was formed in 2001 by guitarist, vocalists Tino Franco (x- Deep Eynde), Daniel Franco, bassist Rob Graver( Deep Eynde). Drummer Whiskey Pete Joined The band in 2008.The bands first release "Nothing Heavy" was recorded in 2003 on Ricewater Records. In 2004/2005 Tino spent time helping record The Deep Eynde's "Shadowland" and toured with them on the "Where the Bad Boys Rock Tour" with Mad Sin, US Bombs, Agnostic Front, The Deadline and The Generators. The follow up self titled CD self titled "Seven 40 Seven" features a fine batch of true to form high octane American Rock and Roll. The CD was released in 2006. . The band has written and recorded over 40 songs in the past three years. The bands music is also featured in independent films"Slammed,""From Texas To Thailand" and "Paso Robles Cruisin' Nationals 2006". Seven 40 Seven members Tino Franco and Rob Graver also helped write and record The Deep Eynde's new album "Bad Blood", toured Europe supporting Fate Fatal as The Deep Eynde in Spring 2007 with Shadow Reichenstien.Franco left The Deep Eynde after the tour. The band is currently playing gigs and working on new material for a upcoming album.